The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

Students participating in office hours in a classroom.

Office hours at its best, there are still ways to improve

George Palm and Garin Warner June 1, 2023

Office hours is an important tool that has been implemented for students to make sure they have dedicated time to catch up on any school work they might be missing. Even though it is a very useful...

Boys tennis teams hold struggles, successes this season

Alison Keeler, Layout Editor May 31, 2023

The boys tennis teams worked through challenges while also having great success this season. The teams aspired to do well this season by practicing hard and playing to the best of their ability. Boys...

Joseph Kalka departs for North Dakota at the end of the school year

Sonja Anderson, Field Reporter May 18, 2023

U.S. History teacher and speech and debate coach Joseph Kalka is moving to North Dakota at the end of the school year to be closer to family. "I'm obviously going to miss the students. They're hardworking...

Student council member of senior Isabelle Adams helps students in the media center, coming up with ideas on how to make school a better place.

Student council plans school changes

William Cadenhead, Political Cartoon Editor May 16, 2023

The student council, led by advisor Dusty Dennis, works behind the scenes to create positive change within the student body. While the election process involves some consideration of popularity, students...

The theme for the SCVRC annual ice show was Blades on Broadway. The show was held on April 27 and 28.

SCVRC holds annual ice show with this year’s theme: Blades on Broadway

Sadie Bettendorf, Online Editor May 5, 2023

During the evenings of April 27, and April 28, the St. Croix Valley Recreation Center held its 23rd annual Ice Show, with this year's theme being “Blades on Broadway.” The show consisted of 29...

Dog trying out prosthetic leg

Engineering students design prosthetic for disabled dog

Jade Axel, Podcast Reporter March 1, 2023

Students in engineering class started a project where they needed to design some type of prosthetic for a disabled dog. The students were free to make any design they wanted, then build it and test...

Skuzz playing at battle of the bands

Six bands compete in Battle of the Bands

Reece Bastyr and P.J Smith February 24, 2023

A high school musician's dreams, Battle of the Bands. On Feb. 17, six bands faced off head to head at. The focus was mainly on having fun rather than winning.  Others people's energy is something...

Grace Weitzel sitting on a boardwalk holding violin

Grace Weitzel wins an award at GTCYS

Coral Lariviere, Field Reporter February 24, 2023

Senior violinist Grace Weitzel recently won the concerto competition at GTCYS - Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies while playing a solo. This concerto competition award is extremely tough to win,...

Mr. Maxwell on the teachers team is getting ready to take the shot from the three-point-line. One of the students is defending him from going to the hoop for the layup.

Students bring diversity, inclusion through BLAST

Grace Schwoch and Kennedy Williams February 20, 2023

  “It creates a better community within the student body and that is really important for not only friendships but building trust within your peers and administration,” Iliana Balok, senior...

Courtney Rodd and James Bresette

Theatre seniors look towards their future

Belle Lapos, Layout Editor February 15, 2023

For some students, finding their passion is a big part of who they are and who they are becoming. Whether it is a sport or activity, it can be hard to give up. For many, this passion is the theatre...

Students in BPA stand together holding all of the awards they received.

Business Professionals of America prepare for State

Sydney Rodd, Layout Editor-in-Chief February 13, 2023

The Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter will head to State in March. The club received many awards at Regionals on Jan. 21. Almost every student who competed at Regionals qualified for...

Avery Lorinser holding her sweatshirt in front of NMU campus.

Avery Lorinser commits to NMU

Maycie Neubauer, Podcast and Distribution Reporter December 5, 2022

"Ever since I started getting serious about lacrosse it has always been a goal for me to play in college," senior Avery Lorinser said. In the fall of 2022, Lorinser announced her commitment to Northern...

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